1987 - 1999
In 1987, Ajari was invited to visit Vermont, soon after which he moved to Lincoln Vermont, relocating Mandala Buddhist Center to an rambling Quaker farmhouse on 80 acres of land below Mount Abraham. Ajari lived there on and off until 1999, spending anywhere between three and six months a year in residence. During his time here, besides teaching local and visiting students he became a prolific author, publishing over a dozen books in Japanese. He would spend endless hours creating beautifully hand written manuscripts on various topics- poetry, essays, travel experiences and of course Dharma topics. Also during this time, Ajari traveled regularly to Japan and Europe to teach.
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